Shatterproof screen

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    I just ordered myself a Z2 Force to replace my LG V20. I know the screen is easy to scratch but I opted for this instead of the Z2 Play because the Force has a little more processing power and a much higher resolution screen.

    My question is that I have read that the shatterproof film can be removed but what is underneath? Can I peel that soft film off and replace it with something better like a Zagg film?
    Or am I better off just adding on top of it?

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    No, don't remove the outer lens (the outer plastic layer is called the Lens). It will void the warranty and could lead to issues down the road (screen peeling, etc). Just put a decent screen protector right over the existing screen and you should be fine. Enjoy the new phone!

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    Chances are I don't get a warranty because I bought open box from FleaBay.
    From what I read about it, it seemed like the screen peeling was just that outer lens peeling off. I could be wrong but that's what was inferred.

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    But peeling off the outer lens yourself could start the rest of the 5 layer Shattershield to start to peel. It's hard to say which piece / pieces were peeling in all those posts. It is designed to be user replaceable, but seems like on the Z2 once it starts to peel there isn't much of a fix. I just slapped a nice glass protector on and it works & feels great. It feels like a traditional glass screen, but won't crack when dropped.

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    Put it over top. Get one that specifically says full cover.

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    I ordered a 2-pack of Supershieldz full-coverage glass screen protectors. Those will be delivered today and the phone is expected tomorrow.

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    Cool. I realized that's the brand I have, not the one I mentioned yesterday. Enjoy the new phone!

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    New phone arrived today! Even got a moto mod battery surprise! Screen protector is on (looks like it was meant to be there) and now I wait for the bumper case before I transient my sim card.

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    So they just sent you a battery mood for free? That's pretty awesome.

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    Yes. The Fleabay listing said package includes phone, charger and USB cable and further down it said "NOTHING ELSE INCLUDED".
    I opened the package and it has the Moto mod battery attached, a Motorola charger(not the TurboPower charger), a USB-C cable and a pair of KOSS earbuds (but no USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter.
    I was excited for the Moto mod battery and I have been using it every day.
     
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